30.9.08

Really?

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Someone here at the office is crying. Loudly. Because she made "an honest mistake and now he's yelling" at her. I'm not sure who it is that's crying. Or who it is that's yelling at her. I don't hear yelling. I can only hear her. Maybe 'he', whoever he is, is out of line. But for the love of Jesus Christ on a toast point, don't cry at work. And if you absolutely cannot control yourself (which she clearly cannot) go to the bathroom or your car or somewhere where 1) the 'offending' party can't hear you and 2) no one else can either.

I know we all have our days when we want to cry. I know that some of us are more quick to tears than others, but to blubber on and on (she's still crying loudly a couple of cube-bays down) for prolonged periods of time is not only unprofessional, it's disruptive. Don't be the woman who gets labeled "the cryer," it won't do you any favors.

25.9.08

Doublewide

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I work in a cube farm. It looks a lot like Office Space. I do work that requires a lot of space. So in the interest of my continued efficiency, a guy from "Maintenance" came to my cube yesterday and knocked out a wall. So now I have a double-wide. Or, as the maintenance dude called it, an "executive cube." Look out. I'm on my way up the corporate ladder. Or, at least across this rung I'm on right now.

The worst part of this development is that it has me genuinely excited. I don't like my job. I don't hate it, either, but I definitely don't want to make a permanent condition. So the fact that I'm excited by a big cube is a little scary. Am I caving to the corporate mindset? Have I caved already and just don't want to accept it? Fuck. This is not the economy to become self-righteous and high-horsey, but I don't want to be a cog in the machine.

Oh dear god. I may have to go steal some office supplies to make up for this.

3.9.08

Pathetisad

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I'm not lying when I say I feel sorry for her. I do feel sorry for her. I'm also just a little afraid of her. And it's for all the same reasons.

She is, what can only be called, pathetisad. She wants so desperately to have Matt's attention that she'll humiliate herself. This is what also makes her frightening. This willingness to throw herself under the bus must also mean that she's willing to throw just about anyone else under the bus as well.

She's Stacy from the Wayne's World movie.